Genealogy in Roseto Valfortore

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Roseto Valfortore, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Puglia and in Foggia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Roseto Valfortore registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Roseto Valfortore in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Roseto Valfortore to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Roseto Valfortore?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Roseto Valfortore


Before to start your genealogy research in Roseto Valfortore, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Puglia and in Roseto Valfortore too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Roseto Valfortore from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Roseto Valfortore. As more your surname is common in Roseto Valfortore, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Roseto Valfortore archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church archives in Foggia province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Roseto Valfortore and Foggia province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Bari.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Roseto Valfortore, or if you have questions regarding your family in Roseto Valfortore, just leave a message below

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  1. Phillina says:

    Looking for info on my great grandparents Francesco and rosaria falcone. Arrived in United States around 1890. Also Lucy vicario married ralph romano

  2. Mary Lou says:

    I am searching for info about my grandmother Maria Altieri, daughter of Nicholas Altieri and Josephine Calonica. Maria emigrated to Roseto, Pennsylvania in 1885 and she had two marriages and eight children. She died in 1940 in Vermont. We have very little information about her. I would like to know if there are any remaining relatives in Italy. I plan a trip to Roseto Valfortore and would appreciate any assistance.

  3. Joseph says:

    I am looking for Ralph and anne russo. They came to America in 1901-1904.
    They had two children, Michael, my grandfather and Helen. It’s possible they came from Bicari. If anyone can help, please do. I want to visit

  4. Doug says:

    I’m delighted at stumbling onto this page and site, and finding a familiar name: Ruggiero. I’m brick walled at a Rocco Ruggiero b.1860? in Monteleone di Puglia. Suddenly all kinds of records jump to Valfortore, but I can’t be certain of any connections.

  5. Doug says:

    I have been researching my Ruggiero family tree, and stumbling into ancestors in Roseto. I can’t say how delighted I was to see some names, even here in the comments, which are so obviously related, but I haven’t just yet made the mname and date connections. So! Close!

    • Victor says:

      Hi Doug! my wife’s great grand mother was also a Ruggiero from Roseto Valfortore, her mane was Filomena Ruggiero married to Giuseppe Albanese.This people left Roseto to work the coffee fields in BraZil. They where other Albanese and Ruggieros in Roseto all of them connected some how. Filomena’s father was Michele Ruggiero, we found out Michele died in Prison, in Serdenia, far from home.If any of this names familiar to you i will be glad i helped.

  6. Barbara says:

    I’m interested in the romano side my grandparents were from roseto Italy and Palero my grand fathers name was Phillip romano my grandmother Concetta don’t know her maiden name. Her children are Kathryne , Nicholas, Raymond , Louie I know they they immigrated to Ellis island. my dad Nicholas was born in the U.S. he’s alive at 81 years old everyone else born in Italy anyone out there that could tell me anything would be graat. My daughter speaks fluen Italian as she got her masters program in Florence. she is interested in returning in 2018 would love to give her some information. She’s 28 and they would be her great grandparents.

  7. Denise says:

    My Grandparents are from Roseto Valfortore, Italy. That is the city listed on the papers I researched from Ellis Island where they arrived from Italy. My Grandfather’s name is Francesco Serio, my Grandmother’s name is Rosa Pento Serio. They had a son there, Vincenzo Serio. They arrived in America , in April 1915. I hope you can find some record of them. Thank-you, Denise

  8. Lee says:

    Looking for information on Grandparents Leonardo Capone and Rosa Maria Ianziti. I know my Grandmother was an Ianziti but I am not sure if my Grandfather, Leonardo Capone, was from Roseto or from Foggia.

    • Bethann & Alycia says:

      Hello,our mom was Barbara Joan Capone,Daniel and Etta’s daughter,these would have been our great-great grandparents.we would also love any information that could be provided on either family, the Capone or the Ianzita family….thanks.

  9. Grace says:

    My dad, Lucian Romano, was born on Dec. 13, 1886 to Filippo and Maria (Falcona) Romano. He had a half bother (Leonard), 2 brothers Michael and Nicholas and sister vita. Half settle in Scranton, Pa. and Dad and his sister settled in Washington, D.C.

    I have forwarded this information to various places in Roseto and Foggia and even sent money to get some information.

    No one has even bother to notify me.

    Any information you may forward will be greatly appreciated.

  10. Richard says:

    My great grandmother was – Concettia T Delgrasso. Her daughter was Lucy Mastri. Mastreserio was Italian name. Family Masteri / Mastreserio became Mastri. Had several siblings. Settanni married Mastri and Mastri married Settanni. Most last names became Settanni or Sattanni or variation. Mastri was a few. My great Aunt is a Mastri and Settanni. Some Materserio are still in US. Many Settanni are still in Italy. Many in Ohio, California, Arizona, Illinois, Florida, Maine. Others in Possible other states., At least two families from potential same location with same last name. I am related to Delgrasso from Roseto.

  11. Giovanni says:

    Would like info on my grandparents Giovanni Policelli (b.~1890-1905) married Rosa Policelli (b.~same time frame).
    Children Filomena, Nicola, Leonardo, Antonio, Beatrice, Donato, Maria, Filippo.

    Other grandparents – Filippo-Antonio Rinaldi (b.~1920-1929) married Domenica Sbrocchi (b.1929). Children Filomena, Giovanna and Vito

  12. Michele says:

    I am interested in finding information about my grandmother and her family. Her name was Mariateresa Falcone and she was born in Roseto Valfortore in 1889 (or 1890, 1891.) Her siblings were Phillip, John, Grace, and one other that I can’t remember.

    My daughter and I will be traveling to Puglia in January 2017 and plan to visit Roseto (and hopefully meet family.)

  13. Maria Rosaria says:

    interesested in finding out about Fillippo Antonio D’Avanzo and Rosaria Ruggiero both born in Roseto Valfortore (my grandparents) they were born in the late 1800.


  14. Judy says:

    Looking for information on my grandparents:
    Antonio Giannini DOB 1/6/1875 born in Roseto and Caterina Bozzelli DOB: 7/17/1878 born in Roseto. They came to the United States in 1903 (Roseto, PA). I am curious about siblings and my great grandparents.

  15. Rosie says:

    I am trying to find more about my great grandparents Severio Gennerina and Antonia Guerriera born around 1880

    and great grandparents, Paolo Converso and his wife Carmela possibly born before 1880 all lived in Roseto Valfortore.

    i look forward to hearing from you.

    thank you

  16. Mike says:

    Looking for information on my grandparents who were from Roseto Valfortore.

    Giueseppe Vario May 7, 1883 Roseto Valfortore, Foggia Italy

    Maria Sabatta (Maria Michela Sabetti) Roseto Valfortore,, Foggia, Puglia, Italy

    Any information on their relatives would be great. We plan to visit Roseto Valfortore in 2 years.

  17. Lynn says:

    Interested in finding out about my Dad’s family… Leonard Cotturo parents Pasquale Cotturo Concetta Del Grasso Cotturo… I remember stories that he was “the angel of Roseto” in some parade

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lynn, I have been to Roseto V. a few times. We are cousins. I can give you some info on the Cotturo family if you’d like to contact me.

  18. DANIEL says:

    Searching for family members with soprannome frusile. My grandparents were
    Michele Antonio Falcone and Antonia Casiero. My ggrandparents were Giuseppi Falcone and Lucia Sbrocchi.

  19. Carol says:

    I am looking for information on Donato Sabetti (born 12 Dec 1863) and his wife Rosario Ruggiero (Ruggerio) (born 9 Apr 1862). They came to the US and settled in Roseto, PA. Her parents could be Giuseppe Ruggerio and Antonette Zieto.

    Also looking for Andrea Communale (b. 1860?) and wife, Rosa (b. 1862?). They also came to the US.

  20. Linda says:

    Last sept 2015 I visited rose to valforte the town my father Nicolas Falcone was born 1922 mother filomenia Cistone and Philip Falcone there is a celebration of Falcone every year and I would like more info about this. Thank you Linda

  21. Natalie says:

    My great grandfather immigrated to the US in 1906 Anthony Di Motillo. His parents Lodovico & Maria Theresa Ruggiera were supposedly from Roseto Valfortore & had a daughter that married a Palumbo in Columbus, Ohio USA. I can’t find any family info beyond Lodovico & Maria. My aunt visited the town but no government type businesses were open to verify things. Would you have any leads, or insights?

  22. Darla says:

    Joseph and Maria Vario are my hand parents too and would love this information as well.

    • Linda says:

      If you are still looking on information on this couple I may be able to help. I just happened to see your question and I have some infor on them.

  23. Maria says:

    Interested in the Romano family. My grandfather-Nicola Sabetti Born February 23,1904 was the son of Maria (or some say Phyllis) Romano and Philip Sabetti. Their children were Lenoard, Grace, Philomena, Cecilia and Nicola. From Roseto, Valfatore
    Interested in the Romano side.

    • Richard says:

      Hi Maria,

      Your ancestors were Filippo Antonio Sabetti and Maria Filippa Romano. Filippo’s parents were Nicolamaria Sabetti and Filomena De Rosa. Filippa’s parents were Leonardo Romano and Leonarda D’Albanese.
      I hope that this helps. (Nicolamaria is correct even though it sounds feminine)


      • Richard says:

        Hi Maria,

        A little more…..Leonarda Albanese’s parents were Antonio Albanese and Antonia Lanzetta.

        Leonardo Romano’s parents and grandparents were Michelangelo Romano and Maria di Cesare (parents) and Leonardo Romano and Agostina Finelli (grand parents)


  24. Kevin says:

    Do you provide estimates? I am curious to find out how much (approximately) it would cost to research my great grandparents and their family tree.

    Husband and wife
    Joseph (guiseppie ) Vario – Husband
    Birth 7 mar 1883 in Roseta valfatore Italy

    Maria Sabetti – Wife
    Birth 1-18-1894 in Roseta valfatore Italy

    I look forward to your response.


    • Mike says:

      Kevin, these were my Grand Parents, my father was the youngest his name was Phillip. I will be visiting Rosetta Valforte next July and hope to really dive deep in our family roots.

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